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Author Topic: Kalimba: A Steampunk Instrument ?  (Read 87 times)
Rogue Ætherlord
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Student in Techno-Shamanism and Lyncanthrope

« on: November 16, 2020, 02:56:02 am »

If we think of it , music boxes are mechanised kalimbas.

« Last Edit: November 16, 2020, 12:44:08 pm by chicar » Logged

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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2020, 03:59:01 am »

I had an idea to modify the kalimba into a true steamunk instrument. My idea was the make it metal tine into the contact of a gear-tooth interupter which is to say that it would make electrical contact with the teeth of a rotating gear producing a pulsed current, and the current would produce sound through a speaker. Each gear would be custom made to produce a different note. It would all be electromechanical: no tubes; no transistors. This would possibly be the most primitive electric musical instrument possible.

So I guess that I was not alone in seeing steampunk potential in this instrument.
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